Sunday, August 28, 2011

Gabby, Sassy and Cuteberry!

Gabby, Sassy and Cuteberry
Gossip Girl des Jardins de Gossypium "Gabby" our newest addition is on the left she comes from France. The other two are my puppies from Esprit de Tulear Spirit Bear "Cody" and Polana Kitasoo Spirit Bear and Morning Song Spirit Bear "Sassy" and our famous Spirit Bear Cuteberry.. very special little Coton
Cuteberry...she may be small but she is precious!
The three puppies love each other like siblings... it is a lot of fun...but I am ready to say good night to them at the end of the day! I look forward to showing Gabby in a few months. Sassy has a wonderful family waiting for her in Toronto, she leaves Langley September 2. Oh we will miss this precious little girl who is so full of positive energy. A very happy puppy.   

Gossip Girl des Jardins de Gossypium

Introducing our newest member of our Coton family!
Gossip Girl des Jardins de Gossypium

It was wonderful to have the opportunity to travel to Brussels Belgium to meet with Gabby's breeder Lydie Vincent and her husband Fred. Lydie's kennel is in France Elevage des Jardins de Gossypium but recommended meeting in Brussels. Though my trip was short I was able to take a tour of Brussels on a tour bus and really enjoyed this city it's food and culture. I returned home August 8, 2011 with my newest teddy bear Coton puppy. We are thrilled to have her and grateful to Lydie for entrusting us with her precious puppy. 

SUPER EZ DeMATT by Nature's Specialties


This product is specially formulated to penetrate deep into even the most difficult mats, giving you the ability to break them up easily without overstressing your pet (and yourself. The revitalizing blend of vitamins, proteins, amino acids, and conditioners we use are known for their ability to detangle, repair, strengthen and bond to the damaged hair giving your pets coat that healthy look and feel.
Contains: blend of vitamins, proteins, amino acids, and conditioners.

I highly recommend Super EZ DeMatt by Nature's Specialties! It has really made my life easier. It is best used after you comb out all knots and then soak you dog in this product as a pre-bath. A good half hour soothing soak will help get that added moisuture back into your dogs coat and help with future breakage. It is great!

Quicker Slicker - De-tangling and Conditioning Spray

This is one of my most recent finds.. and I love it!

Quicker Slicker-De-tangling and Conditioning Spray

This easy to use conditioning, dematting and detangling spray has been the top choices of professional groomers for over 20 years.  Simply spray lightly to make brushing out your pet before a bath easier or use a little extra and work in to those heavier mats then brush them out.  Groomers love how they can mist a damp coat after bath and it cuts the brushing and drying time in half while leaving your pet soft, silky and smelling delicious.Contains: a blend of conditioners with high quality of enematic silicon, Ph balanced with a delicious smelling fragrance


Another of my favorite products and another Nature's Specialties Product. 
Professional groomers’ choose this shampoo for its great color enhancing ability that brightens any color of coat from white to black. This concentrated deep cleaning shampoo also contains Aloe Vera and Panthenol to help soothe and add moisture to the skin and coat. Excellent for all breeds and is also safe for puppies and kittens over 6 weeks of age and may be used on other small animals.Contains: an optical brightener with aloe vera, Jojoba oil, panthenol, and vitamins A, D, and E. 
As my own personal comments what I like about this product is that I do not find that it dries the coat, it truly brightens the white and it is Bio-degradable and non-toxic. 

Nature's Specialties Mfg Plum-Tastic

A NEW product by Nature's Specialties Mfg. has recently reduced my grooming stress level 100%. After first using Nature's Specialties  EZ-deMatt and having great success with it I decided to visit the website to learn more about their product line. Good timing as it turns out as they had this wonderful new product called Plum-Tastic
Since I started using this I have managed to bath and groom my Cody without experiencing the horrific effects of my unprofessional grooming techniques usually ending up with a few matts and having to take him to the groomer to correct my disaster. more. I have now given him at least 6 successful bathing experiences from beginning to end...NOMATTS. This product is highly concentrated and you need to add very little to one quart of water. I pour this mixture over my dog while he is in his dog washing bathtub and afterwards scoop up the mixture from the tub and pour over him. I then take my bathing brush and brush from top down and squish the solution well into his hair. My experience and results using these products included less static, a coat that is softer but still full, not weighted down by conditioner, less breakage when blow drying. I highly recommend this product.
Product comments from the website are as follows:
This exceptionally rich blend of conditioners, essential nutrients, amino acids, vitamins, silk proteins plus the anti-oxidant value of the Acai Berry has a unique experience in store for your pet. The synergy by combining the conditioning and moisture binding qualities of these ingredients help strengthen, revitalize and energize depleted, stressed hair and help prevent dehydration of the skin and coat. Plus the added anti-oxidant protection and the long lasting pleasant scent insures only the best you can give your pet.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

PISH pads - an environmental solution

Another interesting find this week...  a washable pee pee pad called the PISH PAD. They appear to be an environmentally friendly solution to the disposable pee pee pads. 

The Pish Pad is a combination of 3 materials bonded together to make your life easier. The top layer is a quick absorbing, non staining material. Once the surface is made wet, the liquid is contained in one area and quickly disappears as it gets pulled down into the second layer keeping your dog dry. The middle layer is called the ‘soaker’ which collects the liquid and holds it in and away from your dog. The bottom layer is a plastic urethane barrier that protects the surface underneath the pad from getting wet or stained. It securely adheres to almost any surface yet is fully removable for your temporary needs without leaving any residue. 

The top layer makes the Pish Pads ideal for exercising long coated breeds as it will not grab, pull or rip the ends of the hair. Your dog is able to relieve itself and still walk on the surface without getting wet or having the ends of the hair stained. It is a surface that a dog can exercise on without slipping or tripping. Check out their website to learn more!

Rover Pet Enclosures...the ultimate puppy heaven!

I have been looking at these  pet enclosures for some time after seeing the set up belonging to my Coton friend  Susan Hallums of Bluebell Cotons from the USA. She has so many pieces and designs it is an amazing little world for her puppies. What I like about this design is that it is obvious that these will not scratch either my tile or hardwood floors. They are extremely easy to assemble. You can have a open design like this one or  you order the ultimate whelping pen box which looks like the second image posted below. Both designs have their purpose and I can see how they would make a breeders job that much easier. See the following info taken from the website of Rover Company and check out some of their other great products.

Rover Company Dog Enclosures
Rover Enclosure Pens are made entirely of vinyl plastic, and with good reason. We feel that this heavy-duty industrial strength PVC is far superior to any other material used to make pens and many pet products. That is why we applied for, and were granted, approval for a patent on our products.

The vinyl plastic that we use has a very high “Strength to Weight” ratio. You might be amazed as to how strong and durable our products are and yet pleasantly surprised that they are so light in weight.
Our pet enclosures are some of the best on the market.
  • Our dog cages provide unmatched resistance to corrosion, abrasion, and UV degradation.
  • Our PVC exercise pens will not rust, rot, or peel like other materials.
  • Our PVC dog cages will not cause pet coat discoloration, hair lose, breakage, or skin irritations.
  • These dog play pens will not harm your pet’s teeth.
Simply stated, our Rover Enclosures are the safest pens for your pets.

Les Poochs Brush... OMG a must have!

Well...I had heard about these "Les Poochs"  brushes for a while. I do not know why it took me so long to get one but a very kind friend of mine from the USA sent me the Lime Green Brush and I cannot imagine life without it. It is fabulous! I am told by several breeders of Coton's that they ALSO have the red one. And feel their is benefits in owning both. So I am going to have to order a red one too...but their are two red ones...have to look into that which one of the two red ones is recommended! 

Pro Brush (M/M/S)
(Medium/Medium Bristles with Soft Flex)
Les Poochs Fragrances

A breakthrough in brush technology, these flexible headed brushes glide through the toughest of mats without damage to your pet's coat. Ergonomically designed to reduce strain to the arm and wrist alleviating Repetitive Motion Syndrome (R.M.S). Available in two sizes: Regular for dogs 2 LBS to 40 LBS, and wide for dogs 40 LBS and up.

Tropic Clean Puppy Shampoo

This is my personal favorite puppy shampoo!!
Formulated to be soothing and mild for pets with allergies. Cleans the dirtiest pets while remaining mild enough for use on puppies and kittens. Routine bathing leaves the skin and coat soft, shiny, and looking great.
Available in: 20oz Retail Size, 1 gallon and 2.5 gallon Professional Sizes

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tropic Clean Products

Tropic Clean products

Awapuhi White Shampoo 

White Coat Enhancer

Awapuhi White's unique whitening formula gently cleans and conditions while making your pet's coat whiter and brighter. Rich botanical conditioners create a healthy sheen while preventing dry skin and tangled hair. Natural protein highlights all colors naturally. Awapuhi White makes your pet's coat show white.

Available in: 20oz Retail Size, 1 gallon and 2.5 gallon Professional Sizes

There are many products out there that breeders will recommend... many are available only over the internet or at dog shows. This is a product that I have found at my local pet store. It is all NATURAL and it is really amazing. This is the whitening shampoo that really works.  I also like the Berry Clean Shampoo for general cleaning and highly recommend the Puppy Shampoo.  I have spent a fortune on high end products and these products have greatly impressed me. Give them a try, let me know what you think!  I do not get paid for any endorsement of products on my blog...they are recommended from my own testing.